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TinyMCE classic editing mode

The Theme that renders iframe or inline modes using the TinyMCE core UI framework.

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TinyMCE has three main integration modes:

  • “classic” full editor mode
  • inline editing mode
  • distraction-free mode

There are a few important differences between these modes:

  • Classic mode embeds an iframe in the page, which sandboxes the content and styles used in the content area.
  • Inline mode does not use an iframe; the editor is run on the selected HTML element.
  • The lack of sandboxing for the inline editor allows page scripts and styles to be used in the editor.
  • Distraction-free mode is an inline editor with additional configuration to provide greater functionality.

Classic mode refers to the standard TinyMCE integration. Such as:

Example: Replacing a textarea with the default editor

A basic TinyMCE editor can be added to a textarea element with the id mytextarea using:

    selector: 'textarea#mytextarea'

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